• 50°

Citywide yard sale this weekend

Ironton won’t be charging sellers $10 permit fee

Ironton will be having a citywide yard sale this weekend and sellers won’t have to pay to get a city permit.

Sam Heighton, executive director of Ironton aLive, explained last month, they allowed people to set up tables and sell items at the Farmers’ Market and the downtown area as part of Second Saturday events. But he had been talking with Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith about whether to have one at the market or a citywide one. So they decided to try both.

“We are going to see which one works better,” he said. “It looks like selling on your own property is going to be a big hit.”

Sellers don’t have to pay a $10 permit fee or do anything more than set up outside.

“You don’t have to load up all those treasures and haul them downtown but sell right in your yard or driveway and the city will waive the normal fee,” Heighton said. “I think it will be interesting just to drive around and see what people have for sale.”

Heighton said some people have suggested doing both.

“We’re considering that. We are going to do something next month,” he said. “And we didn’t plan it but, the last one was before Mother’s Day and this one is before Father’s Day.”

Keith has previously told the Ironton City Council that she would like to have two giant rummage sales during the summer to bring people into the community and help local businesses.